Abandoned vehicles and goods
  • Last updated:
  • 11 Jun 2022

Council will investigate reports of abandoned vehicles and goods by making reasonable enquiries. Council may check:

  • the vehicle and goods condition
  • location of vehicles and goods
  • potential ownership
  • any registration.

Goods may include camping gear, tent, furniture or a vessel. 

Council will try to find the vehicle or goods owner and have them remove it from council land. If we can't locate the owner, a notice will be placed on the vehicle or goods advising that it will be removed by a certain date. We may tow a vehicle immediately if it is a danger to public safety.

If an abandoned vehicle or good is not removed by the date on the notice, council will impound the vehicle or good.

If the vehicle or goods are not claimed within one month of being impounded, we will advertise it for 14 days. It will then be disposed of by public auction. Council may dispose of vehicles or goods of no value (e.g. damaged, missing parts or not roadworthy) without going to auction.

Unregistered vehicles not stored on private property are considered abandoned.

Reporting an abandoned vehicle

If you spot an abandoned vehicle, you can email Customer Service. Please include:

  • vehicle description including colour, make, model and registration number (where possible)
  • specific location to help locate the vehicle.

Note: abandoned vehicles on main or State controlled roads are managed by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Refer to the list of State controlled roads in the Sunshine Coast region.

Impounded vehicles or goods

Owners who would like to collect impounded vehicles or goods must:

  • do so within one month of impounding
  • complete the application form (as required under state government laws)
  • send proof of ownership and photo identification (drivers licence, 18+ card or passport) which has been verified by a Justice of the Peace via email. Or you can bring proof of ownership and photo identification to a council customer service centre.

On receipt of proof of ownership and photo identification council will contact you to pay the release fees and any other applicable charges. You will also need to provide release paperwork so that you can collect your vehicle or goods.

Date impounded Make, Model & Colour  Registration  Location when impounded Reference number  Status
10/09/2021 Catamaran, White & Orange   50m East of Sycamore Drive, CURRIMUNDI IV2100358 To be auctioned 1 July
29/09/2021 Ford Focus   Harvey Lane, MERIDAN PLAINS IV2100759 To be auctioned 1 July
21/10/2021 Holden   Grahame Stewart Park, Currimundi Road, CURRIMUNDI IV2100869 To be auctioned 1 July
08/11/2021 Trailer, White   Outrigger Park, Nicklin Way, MINYAMA IV2100848 To be auctioned 1 July
09/11/2021  Catamaran, Orange/White MARICAT 4.0 Toilet Block and Chambers Island Bradman Avenue, MAROOCHYDORE IV2100849 To be auctioned 1 July
22/11/2021 Mazda, Silver   59 Keith Royal Drive, MARCOOLA IV2100901 
06/12/2021 Subaru Liberty, White CE40OF Saint Malo 5 Foote Street, MOOLOOLABA  IV2100924   
11/01/2022 Subaru Impreza, Black 627XVZ 1 Durrack Place, BUDERIM IV2101019 To be auctioned 1 July
13/01/2022 Trailer, Black   473-521 Petrie Creek Road, ROSEMOUNT IV2200023 To be auctioned 1 July
13/01/2022 Trailer   Multi Sports Complex/North Shore Community Centre

701 David Low Way, MUDJIMBA

IV2101040 To be auctioned 1 July
03/02/2022 Boat   5 Crees Parade, DICKY BEACH IV2200066 To be auctioned 1 July
04/02/2022 Trailer, White   454 Maleny-Kenilworth Rd, WITTA IV2100916 To be auctioned 1 July
08/02/2022 Ford Fairmont, Gold 083TFB 20 Kingfish Court, MOUNTAIN CREEK IV2200057 To be auctioned 1 July
15/02/2022 Honda, Orange 230SFN 26 Tommy Court, BUDERIM IV2200093  
16/02/2022 Holden, Red   56A Queen Street, Caloundra (School) IV2200069  
16/02/2022 Toyota Corolla, Maroon    82 Geraghty Creek Road, CONONDALE IV2101073 To be auctioned 1 July
10/03/2022 Nissan Navara, Black 168ZUU Packer Road, BARINGA IV2200125  
10/03/2022 Trailer   Jensen Park Esplanade, GOLDEN BEACH IV2200166 To be auctioned 1 July
12/03/2022 Ford Territory, Green   126 Sugar Road, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND IV2200202 To be auctioned 1 July
21/03/2022 Renault, White   2/55 Plaza Parade, MAROOCHYDORE IV2200210  
21/03/2022 Jetski and trailer, Black CY-2610 1 Gayandi Street, WURTULLA IV2200215 To be auctioned 1 July
28/03/2022 Ford Falcon, White   180-184 Brisbane Road, MOOLOOLABA IV2200285 To be auctioned 1 July
30/03/2022 Honda, Silver HAK17 1/5 Quinn Court, MOUNT COOLUM IV2200223  
31/03/2022 Peugeot, Black   2-14 Barwon Crescent, SIPPY DOWNS IV2200212 To be auctioned 1 July
01/04/2022 Ford Falcon, Silver   Caloundra Airport, 14 Caloundra Road, CALOUNDRA WEST IV2200300 To be auctioned 1 July
14/04/2022 Toyota Hiace, White  852ZBK 30 Main Drive, BIRTINYA IV2200288  
14/04/2022 Holden Commodore, White 345ZJV 7 Beryl Terrace, MOUNT COOLUM IV2200273  
21/04/2022 Nissan Pulsar, Grey   5 Laguna Grove, DOONAN IV2200306  
26/04/2022 Kia Rio, Blue
2 Laurel Court, FLAXTON
28/04/2022  Mitsubishi Lancer, Red   40 Parker Street, MAROOCHYDORE IV2200358  
28/04/2022 Ford Laser, White  BA87BT 1A Coochin Street, DICKY BEACH  
03/05/2022 MG 635DY5 127-145 Ballinger Road, BUDERIM IV2200384  
03/05/2022 Ford Courier, White 712JUP Aspects on Buderim, 8 Pioneer Crescent, BUDERIM IV2200348  
03/05/2022  Holden Commodore, Blue 058DL7 3 Water Street, BUDERIM IV2200353  
05/05/2022 Mitsubishi Lancer, Blue   John Hotton Park, Oceanic Drive, WARANA IV2200309  
11/05/2022 Holden Rodeo, Silver 822CQ7 Kensington Mews, 42 Fifth Avenue, MAROOCHYDORE IV2200367  
17/05/2022 Hyundai Accent, Green 320ZQA Park, 125 Parklands Drive, BLI BLI IV2200405  
18/05/2022 Holden Astra, Silver 299VIF 65 Adrian Circuit, NIRIMBA IV2200398  
18/05/2022 Mitsubishi Pajero, Blue   141 Grigor Street West, MOFFAT BEACH IV2200466  
19/05/2022 Daihatsu, Pink   Buddina Qas - 31 Arunta Street, BUDDINA IV2200462  
24/05/2022 Toyota Corolla, Black   2-12 Sunshine Cove Way, MAROOCHYDORE IV2200305  
24/05/2022 Trailer, White 560QIS Grigor Street, MOFFAT BEACH IV2200465  
Hyundai Elantra, Silver
SDP945 67 Centenary Crescent, ALEXANDRA HEADLANDS  IV220379  
01/06/2022 Mazda, Blue 941ZHL 42 Burgum Road, NORTH MALENY IV2200449  
01/06/2022  Holden Commodore, Blue 890DK2 99 Howard Street, NAMBOUR  IV2200498  
06/06/2022 Trailer, Silver   37 Mudjimba Esplanade, MUDJIMBA  IV2200470  
06/06/2022 Holden Commodore, Black 718TMW 3 Lisbon Street, MAROOCHYDORE IV2200464  
09/06/2022 BMW 3, White  300BJ9  17 Bowder Road, YANDINA IV2200535  
13/06/2022 Nissan, White 622TNE 24 Innovation Parkway, BIRTINYA
13/06/2022 Mitsubishi Magna, Silver 629VCX 30 Hitech Drive, KUNDA PARK  
14/06/2022 Nissan Pulsar, Silver 609YZN 17 Ellington Street, SIPPY DOWNS  
15/06/2022 Toyota Corolla, Blue/Grey 026IBX 48 Millwell Road, MAROOCHYDORE
16/06/2022  Hyundai Santa Fe, Silver 270XVJ 25 Minkara Street, WARANA IV2200491  
16/06/2022 Kia Rio, Blue   1A Woodchester Close, ROSEMOUNT IV2200492  
16/06/2022 Nissan Navara, White 968XTP 922 Nambour Connection Road, NAMBOUR IV2200499  
21/06/2022 Hyundai Terracan, Blue 683DK2 35 Production Avenue, WARANA IV2200519  
27/06/2022 Hyundai Getz, Blue   Morfoot, 23 Albert Street, SHELLY BEACH
29/06/2022 Holden, White 026SXH By The Sea, 13 Esplanade Headland KINGS BEACH

Date impounded Item description Address impounded Reference number Status 
24/08/2021 1 x Generator Green/Yellow CHV Belli Park IMP21/0034 To be auctioned 1 July 
24/08/2021 1 x Generator AEG 3800W Belli Park IMP21/0035 To be auctioned 1 July
01/10/2021 A frame Cnr Rooke St and Elisabeth St Dicky Beach IMP21/0045  
12/10/2021  Fishing rods and equipment Fisherman's Rd Maroochydore IMP21/0049 To be auctioned 1 July
03/11/2021 Marquees, clothing & suitcase  Quota Park Nambour IMP21/0059  
15/11/2021 Corflute sign - Driveu.vip. Muay Thai. Cash for bottles. Artists Markets and fairs. Comedy festival. Ex ice addict. Compost worms. Good place. My deck. Gold class blinds. Coast to coast bores. Beachtree distillery   Nicklin Way Currimundi to Buddina
17/11/2021 Corflute Signs - Nurcha. Nightquarter. Artists market. Swing patrol. Mega fair. Concertos warehouse. Lime window. Millwell Rd community centre  Kawana Way Birtinya VARIOUS   
02/12/2021  Corflute signage - Brazilian Style Cafe, Jetski Hire, Good Slice Pizza, Drive U, Lift Strength and Conditioning, The Lane, Gold Class Blinds, Beach Rd Coffee Co, Wax Espresso   Aerodrome Rd  IMP21/0042  
06/01/2022 Mannequin and signage Lions Park Ormonde Tce Kings Beach  IMP22/0001   
20/01/2022 Todlers bike with training wheels, Red/Black   IMP22/0007 To be auctioned 1 July
03/02/2022 Surfski, Blue/Yellow   IMP22/0023 To be auctioned 1 July
15/02/2022 Infamous circus signage x 12  Nicklin Way IMP22/0027  
08/03/2022 Camping gear, bedding  Norrie Park, Coolum Beach IMP22/0029  

Sunshine Coast Council abandoned vehicle auctions have moved to an online auction platform. Slattery Auctions will run regular auctions for all abandoned vehicles and unclaimed impounded items.

These auctions will occur on a regular basis and are open to everyone. Online bidding will be available for all items.

Terms and conditions

  • Auctions are held online at Slattery Auctions website.
  • Images are available on Slattery's Sunshine Coast Council auction page prior to auction.
  • Full payment is required on the day of the auction (EFTPOS accepted).
  • Items are sold 'as is' and must be collected on the Wednesday following the auction between 9am–4pm from Nambour. Additional storage costs will be charged on items not collected on this day.
  • Council reserves the right to withdraw any vehicle advertised before the auction.